We have now established that NVIDIA’s Detonator FX drivers contain certain detection mechanisms that cause an artificially high score when using 3DMark 2003. We have just published a patch 330 for 3DMark03 that defeats the detection mechanisms in the drivers & provides correct results.
Download the 3DMark03 Patch 330 here:
A detailed audit report of the drivers & 3DMark03 is available at:
I'd highly recommend everyone read Futuremark's report, which details the Driver cheats NVIDIA implemented. I'd be interested to hear what NVIDIA now it's been proven these are far from Driver "bugs". Course, the main problem is there's absolutely no punishment for NVIDIA for misrepresenting their Graphics Cards performance with those Drivers.